| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Did Peyton Manning have something to do with that "Seinfeld" commercial?
In the middle of a game in which the vaunted quarterback couldn't seem to make anything happen, the much-speculated upon "secret" "Seinfeld" Super Bowl project revealed itself to be...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Christopher Borrelli's opinion piece concerning the flaws of various artists troubled me.
As a family member to incest survivors, as a physician to many survivors of childhood sexual abuse and as a licensed foster parent whose charges have included...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Great films rarely wrap up neatly. The audience is left to ponder what happens next. We at The Envelope couldn't help but wonder if the actors do such pondering as well. They spend so much time figuring out their characters' back stories, how much thought...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars released their fourth album in October, yet Kaplan admits they are not well known in the U.S. He's looking to change that.
To that end, you'd think they would play in a large venue, well, at leastbigger than the Harp...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
ABC's "Modern Family" is one of the most-loved programs on television. So why are advertisers sparking backlash when they try to adopt its storylines?
Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills have vaguely similar businesses. One makes and distributes sodas,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"To be young and not a revolutionary is a contradiction," reads a protest banner in "Gueros," a feisty Mexican indie in which two brothers -- one dark-skinned, the other pale -- idly fritter away a few days while those around them stage a massive...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Talk about a perfect song for a small crowd on a rainy night.
Thursday evening at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center, former Byrds member John York opened with a truncated rendition of Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom."
The song —...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The Kinks’ Ray Davies and Donovan lead the latest group of inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, where they will be welcomed in on June 12 along with fellow writers Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly.
Davies and Donovan...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel first discussed the look of "Inside Llewyn Davis" with the Coen brothers, they gave him a concise but vivid image -- "a slushy, wintry New York," he recalls.
In turn, the d.p. suggested another key image, the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The blue glow of a smartphone lights "Cradle Your Device," the first song on singer Tom Brosseau's new album, "Grass Punks." A compact, personal protest featuring acoustic guitar, accompaniment by producer and Nickel Creek co-founder Sean Watkins and...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:22 AM
The Blind Boys of Alabama has been a force in gospel music for more than 65 years. But the group has had its biggest success in recent decades, working with popular musicians. Blind Boys of Alabama, with Jummy Carter, center......
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...